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Trump wrongly blames fraud for loss of popular vote

Ken Thomas and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:21pm

President Donald Trump asserted in a private meeting with congressional leaders Monday night that he would have won the popular vote in the 2016 election if 3 million to 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally hadn't voted.

Alaska strip club owner gets probation in waste dumping case

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:51pm

An Alaska man convicted of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor from a floating strip club he was operating has been spared serving any prison time.

January storms stir destruction from coast-to-coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:51pm

Americans have been dealing with death and destruction from January weather that's produced flooding, high winds and suspected tornadoes from the Deep South to the Northeast and California.

Former congressman Mike Pompeo sworn in as CIA director

Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:51pm

Mike Pompeo was sworn in Monday night as director of the CIA at a crucial time for U.S. national security as intelligence — traditionally a nonpartisan issue — has been thrust into the political arena.

Spokesman: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton walked out of Capitol under own power after collapse during State of State speech

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:51pm

Spokesman: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton walked out of Capitol under own power after collapse during State of State speech.

Utah lawmakers start annual session, women plan protest

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:35pm

Utah lawmakers returned Monday for their 45-day annual session, where they're expected to take up medical marijuana, a measure to toughen the state's hate crimes law and try to find more money for public schools.

Thousands in anti-Trump women's march pack Utah Capitol

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:31pm

About 6,000 women, men and children, many wearing pink hats, carrying signs and chanting "Women of Utah unite," poured in to the Utah State Capitol as lawmakers started their 2017 session Monday afternoon.

The Latest: Pence swears in Pompeo as CIA director

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:31pm

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The Latest: 2 Louisiana tornadoes confirmed, homes damaged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:21pm

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Strong January storms stir destruction from coast-to-coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:01pm

From California to the Deep South to the Northeast, millions of Americans were contending with death and destruction from damaging January weather. Flooding, high winds and suspected tornadoes have rousted people from their homes. A deadly storm system tore across the Deep South, a nor'easter lashed the East Coast and rainfall records fell in California.

Minnesota Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton collapses while delivering State of State speech

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:01pm

Minnesota Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton collapses while delivering State of State speech.

Bereaved parents visit California creek where teen trapped

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:01pm

A distraught mother clutched her head, and family members wept as they stared into the surging waters where an 18-year-old woman's car is believed to be trapped with her still inside of it.

2 GOP senators would let states keep Obama health law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:41pm

Two Republican senators plan to propose legislation that lets states keep former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul or opt for a new program providing trimmed-down coverage.

California confirms Trump opponent as attorney general

Sophia Bollag, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:21pm

In their first official action since Donald Trump became president, California lawmakers on Monday confirmed a new attorney general who has vowed to defend the state's liberal policies against the Trump administration and a Republican Congress.

Want to fix the health care system? Fix hospitals first

Rich Lesser and Barry Rosenberg, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:18pm

As Congress and the Trump administration debate the future of America's health care system, they should go beyond the issues of access and cost and recognize an equally important priority: that patients come first, so health reform should also focus on quality of care.

Idaho to stop enforcing telemedicine abortion bans

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:04pm

Women will no longer be banned from receiving abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine in Idaho under a new agreement.

Idaho man charged with federal hate crime in fatal beating

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:01pm

An Idaho man has been charged with a federal hate crime after prosecutors said he lured a gay man to a remote location and then beat him to death.

Police: Man sought in city's 1st murder in almost 100 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:01pm

A man has been shot dead outside an apartment complex in what police say is the first murder in the nation's smallest capital city in almost a century.

7 people buried in the wrong graves at veterans' cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:40pm

Seven people were buried in the wrong graves at a veterans' cemetery because grave markers in one row were off by a burial plot.

Illinois concealed carry rules survive suits by gun owners

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:11pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand an Illinois system of issuing concealed carry permits that gun owners had complained violated their constitutional rights.